WhatsApp may soon let you link your secondary smartphone

In July last year, WhatsApp rolled out one of the most requested features: multi-device support. While the feature eventually enabled WhatsApp users to access their favorite instant messaging app on up to four devices, there was a catch: You could only link one non-phone device. In other words, you can’t use the same account on your secondary smartphone – it only works with WhatsApp for web, desktop, and Portal. But that is set to change soon as WhatsApp is now reportedly working on expanding multi-device support for smartphones.

according to more people WABetainfoWhatsApp is working on a new “Register Device as Companion” page that will allow users to link their WhatsApp accounts to their secondary smartphones.

The section will appear when you try to log into your WhatsApp account on another smartphone. As you can see in the screenshot above, you will be asked to open WhatsApp on your main phone, go to the “Linked Device” menu and scan the QR code to complete the linking process. Once this is done, users will be able to use the same WhatsApp account on two smartphones simultaneously.

Currently, you can only use WhatsApp on one smartphone/tablet at a time. If you try to sign in on another phone, you’ll be logged out from your first smartphone. But soon that annoyance will be a thing of the past.

The ability to link your WhatsApp account to a secondary smartphone is not live yet. We do not know when WhatsApp is planning to roll out this feature for users. Assuming it hasn’t been rolled out, the feature is likely to arrive on WhatsApp beta before making its way to everyone.

WhatsApp recently gained a slew of new features, including iMessage-style message responses, large file sharing of up to 2GB, the ability to add up to 32 people in a video call, community, and more.

Source: WABetainfo

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